Happy Friday Friends!!!! Don't these guys look like happy lil punkins? So cute! Do you dress up you fur babies for Halloween? Our Daisy has been dolled up for the occasion a few times but she doesn't much like it. lol.I am so excited the weekend has arrived and I hope it is a fabulous one for you all!!

 I Love Apple Cider!! So how about some drinks and a sweet treat made with the goodness!!

3 oz. Apple Cider
1.5 oz. Apple Schnapps (not the sour kind)
1.5 oz. Spiced Rum
Garnish with Cinnamon Stick, Apple Slice and Light Brown Sugar on the rim of the glass
Mix cider, schnapps and rum, shake in an ice filled cocktail shaker OR warm just the cider with cinnamon on the stove. Pour a small amount of cider on a plate and a small amount of brown sugar on a second plate. Dip rim of glass in cider, shake off excess, dip in sugar. Pour mixed cider in glass (if served hot, pour cider and add alcohol after pouring and mix with a stirrer.)  Slice an apple adding a small cut to the center and slide on the rim of the glass.

 This one makes the whole house smell amazing!!
64 ounces or 8 cups apple cider
Six 3-inch cinnamon sticks
1 medium orange
2 tablespoons whole cloves
Additional cinnamon sticks for serving (optional)

Pour apple cider into a 2.5-quart or larger Crock Pot or other slow cooker. Add cinnamon sticks. With a toothpick, poke holes all around the orange, about 1/2 inch to 1 inch apart. Carefully poke the cloves into the toothpick holes in the orange. Place orange into the cider in the slow cooker. Cook on low until hot and spiced through, about 4 hours. Ladle into mugs, Place a cinnamon stick in each glass if desired and serve.

These are all so adorable!! Yet, I cannot decide if I am on board with them or not for Moi? 
Our teen sons were wearing them last year but tell me they are still "in". What are your thoughts on them?
 It's hard to pick a favorite, I like these all!

Our oldest son is shoe obsessed. I think he's going to need this for college! Wait, I want one too! lol

Don't you just love it when you find the perfect shade of a color family you are loving? As I have mentioned, I am swooning over reds and burgundies this season. Merlot, Oxblood, Crimson, you name it.
 JILL from Doused in Pink has on the most gorgeous Wine cardigan Yesterday.
And I still need to wear my Burgundy one again I wore HERE

I know these amateur pics do not capture the shade of red but I love this cardigan I found from the Loft.

Yep, had to buy some delicious Cider for the above recipes!!

Last weekend, My Aunt (my mom's baby sister) and Uncle were in town. They love their wine so what better way to spend the sunny 75 degree days than in the wineries and vineyards of Southern Michigan.
 (little tip: Do not mix Sangria with Nutty Russians)
I hope your weekend includes all the things you LOVE!!
"There is a shade of Red for every woman."
~Audrey Hepburn 


  1. What a fun time at the vineyard - I'm a little jealous you've already knocked that one off your to-do list for Fall!!! That nike shoe box is so fun - I actually had an ex that had like 40 pairs of shoes he was worse than a girl lol! Happy Friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I've only been to the up north vineyards, I need to travel to the southern ones!! Which is your favorite? Going to have to try that first drink!!!!!
    Jaymie xo

  3. That Nike box idea is so cool! The vineyard looks like such a fun time and I just love your outfit! And YES PLEASE to all of those apple cider recipes. I am apple cider obsessed this time of year!

    Have a wonderful weekend love!

  4. The vineyard sounds like it was so much fun! I'm all about the apple cider cocktails and look forward to mixing up my first one of the season this weekend :) Happy Friday!

  5. I will be right over later for an apple cider cocktail!! Haha. Those pictures at the vineyard are great too, especially that one of you and the hubs! :-) Love all of those outfits too!! Have a wonderful weekend friend! :-)

  6. Anonymous2.10.15

    Is it too early in the day for an apple cider cocktail, lol? Love all of this look fantastic in red:) Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  7. Those bulldogs are so stinking cute and I LOVE the NIKE box! That would be perfect for me...and my husband. We have so many workout shoes it would be so cute to store them in that box. Love you red top and cheers to fun at a vineyard! Happy Friday!

  8. Your family is SO adorable, I LOVE those pictures of you guys in the Vineyard! Also, the pic of you with the apple cider warms my heart, my husband is a HUGE fan so thank you for all the yummy recipes! I hope you have the best weekend my dear, sweet friend! XO -Kim

  9. Your vineyard pics are so adorable!!! What a fun time! And that shoe box ... I've never seen one of those, that is too fun! Have a great weekend!

  10. LOVED seeing you with your family! Great memories! Sorry, Sister, but I haven't drank the joggers kool-aid yet! HOWEVER....fix me a REAL drink, cause I'm coming over!! You guys have the late game this weekend! Good luck!! We'll be watching!!

  11. I love the joggers! I don't have a pair myself because I'm not sure where I would wear them but gosh I love them on other people!

  12. How fun was the vineyard? Great pictures. Ok, I bought a pair of joggers and hated the way they looked on me. I love them on everyone else but not on me. That nike box is awesome. Have a wonderful weekend pretty lady!!

  13. Ok I need to make that apple cider cocktail this weekend! And how fun was your trip to the vineyard, gorgeous pics! And I hear ya on not mixing sangria/wine with liquor based cocktails :-P

    Happy Friday <3

    Green Fashionista

  14. That cocktail looks delicious. I'd love to have you share it with us on my Stylefocus linkup today! Happy weekend!

  15. They make a Christian Louboutin version of that shoesbox for the gals! I see it all over Insta periodically. I am going to dress Jeter up but he hates it and will wrestle off whatever I put on him minutes afterward. I bought him a bowtie for Christmas and it stayed on for two minutes and then he hid it. I never found it. Haha!

  16. Those apple cider recipes are making me drool! I am going to have to try them out. That shoe box is an amazing idea! Especially for dorm room life! I wish I had one when I was in University (and still now).

    Have a great weekend!

  17. Joggers are so comfortable! I say they're still in because I love to wear them still;) I hope you have a great weekend!

  18. Aren't you the cutest, Andrea! Yes, to Apple Cider and YES to joggers! We are on the same wavelength! Have so much fun with your family this weekend!

    Sending you much love!

    xoxo, Vanessa

  19. My favorite hue of red!!! Love apple cider here too sweet lady! Mmm cannot wait to try those adult sippy favorites! Happy weekend to you :)

  20. Those drinks look so good!!! Yum!!! That Nike box is so stinking cool too!!! I am a fan of joggers on other people. I have seen them paired so cute with heels and stuff. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

  21. Anonymous2.10.15

    I love visiting Vineyards, definitely my favorite part of living in VA wine country =]
    xoxo Rebecca

  22. I love apple cider! Joggers are definitely still in! I don't know if I should get on board either. I love that color red! Have a happy weekend!


  23. I love the joggers pants but don't own a pair. I think they suit certain body types but definitely not everyone. Lovely photos of you and the family at the vineyard! Enjoy your Friday night and rest of the weekend!

  24. You gave me a serious apple cider craving! It is one my favorite drinks and those pics make it looks so yummy
    Dresses & Denim

  25. I want those drinks and those donut holes! I'm loving the burgundy/maroon/oxblood stuff everywhere too!

  26. I am all about apple cider goodies and this cocktail looks amazing! Thanks for the tip!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  27. I love apple cider too, especially hot. Yummy. So much fashion inspiration and cool Fall layers on this post too. Your outfit with the orange scarf is great!

    Enjoy the weekend, Andrea!

    Welcome by! <3 Ada.

  28. That donuts look so delicious! I am the same way about joggers! I have not purchases a pair yet, but I am not sure that I could pull them off!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  29. That shoe storage box is so cool!!! And that burgundy color is so pretty on you. I'm so glad that's THE color of Fall. So versatile and pretty. Hope you're having a fun weekend!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  30. The Nike storage box looks amazing! I want one now :)


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